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FAMM Statement on the Commutation of Sholom Rubashkin’s Sentence

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Statement on the Commutation of Sholom Rubashkin’s Sentence   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision to commute the federal prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin: We are pleased that President Trump used his constitutional authority to commute Mr. Rubashkin’s sentence. The … Read More

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FAMM Welcomes Record-High Commutations

Friday, January 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2017 Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066     The White House today released the list of President Obama’s final commutation grants. This latest round concludes a series of grants from the president totaling 1,715, barring any last-minute announcements tomorrow. (He also granted a total of 212 pardons.) Many of the prisoners … Read More

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FAMM Applauds New Commutations, Blames ’86 Drug Law for Need

Thursday, October 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Applauds New Commutations, Blames ’86 Drug Law for Need             WASHINGTON, DC ­ – Earlier today, FAMM released a new video calling on Congress to repeal the federal mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws that were established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. Today marks the … Read More

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FAMM President Applauds Commutations, Decries Leaving Out Deserving Lifer

Friday, June 3, 2016

Statement from FAMM President Julie Stewart on 42 Obama commutations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Leila McDowell; lmdowell@famm.org; 202-822-6700 Last month, President Obama granted commutations to 58 prisoners. Today, he granted 42 people commutations. Hopefully, this pattern will continue and the President will grant clemency to hundreds of deserving federal prisoners every month until he leaves … Read More

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MEDIA ADVISORY: FAMM Members Commuted Today by POTUS

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is the nation’s preeminent organization advocating for sentencing reform and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since 2000, FAMM has been advocating for the greater use of clemency. Over 300 prisoners have received presidential commutations since that time.  Four of today’s commutees are FAMM members: Ismael Rosa, Jesse Webster, Kenneth Harvey, and … Read More

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These 46 Men and Women Received Commutations Today From President Obama

Monday, July 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama granted commutations of sentence to 46 individuals.   Jerry Allen Bailey – Charlotte, NC Offense: Conspiracy to violate narcotics laws (crack) (Western District of North Carolina) Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 2, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015. … Read More

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